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What’s on in the Neighborhood: Albright-Knox Partners with the Richardson Olmsted Campus for South Lawn Installation

Look and See South Lawn

Exciting news for two of our neighbors! The Albright-Knox Art Gallery has partnered with the Richardson Olmsted Campus, bringing the museum’s public art initiative to the South Lawn!

The Albright-Knox Art Gallery’s iconic sculpture, look and see, 2005, by artist Jim Hodges (American, born 1957), was moved from the museum’s outdoor Sculpture Garden, where it’s been since 2006, into a new public space at the Richardson Olmsted Campus – right in Hotel Henry’s backyard!

The sculpture is a perfect addition to the Olmstedian landscape of the grounds, originally designed by Frederick Law Olmsted to bring beauty, reflection, and healing. Congratulations to the Albright-Knox and Richardson Olmsted Campus! The cultural corridor continues to blossom with collaborations that provide engaging, thought-provoking public artworks for students, residents, and visitors to enjoy.


When it was completed in 2005, look and see was the artist’s largest sculptural project, weighing nine tons. Hodges always intended that the work be publicly accessible; it was originally installed at The Battery on the southern tip of Manhattan. However, after being installed in the Albright-Knox’s Sculpture Garden in 2006, access to the sculpture was limited to the museum’s operating hours. This third installation returns the sculpture fully to public view on the grounds of the iconic Richardson Olmsted Campus, designed by celebrated American landscape architecture team Frederick Law Olmsted and Calvert Vaux. This reinstallation not only honors the artist’s original vision for the work but also speaks to the museum’s commitment to sharing major public assets in key public places and imagining innovative collaborations with its Elmwood Avenue Cultural Corridor partners.

View the Richardson Olmsted Campus’ official press release here.

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